During a recent question and answer session that released on Louder Sound, Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows has revealed what annoys him most about the online news websites.
Metal Hammer asked:
“So does it really annoy you when us music press types might, um, blow things out of proportion?”
“It annoys me when something cool or relevant happens and it doesn’t get written about. Then other times they will take one line from some random interview and blow everything out of proportion.
Blind follow the blind. If one website picks it up then they all have to. Why not write your own articles? I wish the press and fans cared more about the songs than the other bullshit that comes along with it. A lot of records and bands are successful or fail based off of initial sentiment.
For instance, you will see one article with a strong opinion on a band or album and then you see fans plaster that same opinion all over the place and it dominates the narrative. I wish people would think for themselves. There’s not a lot of that going on these days.”
A fan named Jackson Ray asked:
“Are there any new bands you really dig at the moment?”
“Not new bands, but I love the new Bring Me The Horizon single, Mantra, and Tobias kills it on the new Ghost album. It all comes down to songwriting. Period. End of story. Tobias is brilliant and has made so many great albums. Truly one of the best of our generation.
I feel Bring Me The Horizon are able to add modern elements to their music where I feel everyone else who’s tried has failed. I wouldn’t touch the EDM stuff with a 10-foot pole simply because I don’t know enough about it and it would sound cheesy.
A band is a combined effort, but the bottom line is a song like Mantra is a monster and people can talk all day about that band, but they will continue to be huge because of their songwriting and innovation.”
Click here to full of interview.